Volume 28, Number 22b, May 26, 2021
NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Cirrus/Swearingen Midair Collision
The NTSB has released its five-page preliminary report on the May 12 midair collision between two aircraft approaching busy Denver-area Centennial Airport (APA). No one was injured, despite the Cirrus SR22 colliding with a Swearingen SA226TC cargo plane with serious damage to both aircraft (the Swearingen landed safely—the Cirrus pilot[…]   Read this article
'Red Air' Dassault Mirage F1 Crashes Near Nellis AFB, Pilot Killed
A civilian-operated Dassault Mirage F1 crashed shortly after takeoff from Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas, killing the pilot. The single-engine jet fighter crashed into a residential area, but there are no reports of injuries on the ground. The Mirage was owned and operated by Draken International, which provides[…]   Read this article
Sumwalt To Step Down As NTSB Chair, Homendy Cited As Likely Successor
Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), will step down at the end of June. According to an AP report, a “person familiar with the matter” said current board member Jennifer Homendy is expected to replace him. Homendy was appointed to the board in 2018. Sumwalt has[…] Read this article

Garmin Acquires AeroData
Garmin International has finalized the acquisition of aircraft performance software and services company AeroData. According to Garmin, AeroData currently serves over 135 airlines worldwide and offers performance data for more than 70 percent of airline flights in North America. The company’s products include runway analysis, takeoff and en route performance,[…] Read this article

Aviation Scores Well On Green Efforts, But Not Without Critics
As the world inches its way toward controlling the pandemic, there’s good news and bad news for those who cheer the return of global air travel. The very good news is that all of aviation generates just 1.9 percent of greenhouse emissions (according to ourworldindata.org) and per-passenger emission have dropped[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear[…] Read this article

Short Final: Jump
I was flying an Angel Flight in Bradley International Airport’s airspace when a jump plane contacted the controller: Jump Plane: “Jump 1. One minute prior.” Bradley: “Are you Jump 1 or Jump 2?” Jump Plane: “Sorry, we’re in Jump 2.” Bradley: “I do jumps at your facility and understand the[…] Read this article